Are you unsure about what to expect from specialist property search agents? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Plenty of people are unaware of the services that property finders provide, including those who offer more specialist insight around holiday homes, equestrian and waterside properties. At County Homesearch we like to provide clarity for all our clients and so we’ve put together some pointers on what to expect from specialist property search agents.
What To Expect From Specialist Property Search Agents
Excellent Local Knowledge
If you’re looking to buy a more unusual property with particular requirements, it helps to have someone on hand who knows the area well. What you can expect from specialist property search agents is a detailed local knowledge which can help you save a lot of time and effort that would otherwise have gone into background research. Let’s take the example of an equestrian property. For many horse-owners, the perfect location is just as important as the house and stables. Points to consider include:
- Quality of local bridleways
- Proximity to equestrian vet
- Ease of access to major road networks for travel to races, shows and other events
- Range of local facilities and clubs
Individuals searching for a property that would be suitable for a holiday let would certainly benefit for local knowledge on the following questions:
- What sort of tourists visit the area? Is it families, young adventure seekers or more elderly individuals?
- What are periods of high demand during the year?
- Which areas of the county do they tend to stay in and visit?
- What sort of accommodation
- What sort of amenities are they looking for? Do they need access to a beach, to a town centre or to public transport?
And those keen to move to a waterside property should seek advice from a specialist property agents on:
- Mooring rights on rivers or canals
- Marina facilities and access
- Local sailing and yacht clubs
- Beach ratings
Specialist properties are amongst the likely to exchange hands privately and away from public view, in what is known as an off-market property sale. For instance, the small and close-knit nature of the equestrian community means that owners of sought-after property need only inform their local network of their intention to sell in order to generate interest. Having the assistance of a specialist property search agent is invaluable in these scenarios. Having spent years living in their particular counties, they will have developed a close working relationship with estate agents and other key individuals, ensuring that they hear of such off-market properties. Estate agents are often more willing to engage with specialist property search agents because they know and trust that they only take on clients who are serious about and committed to making a move; which means our clients are often first to hear about new instructions
Aware of Unique And Future Needs
When it comes to a property search every individual or family has their own priorities, even within one specialist sector. For example, not everyone looking for an equestrian property is looking the same thing as each other. A family with a couple of ponies will require a very different type of equestrian property to a riding school business or livery stables.
At County Homesearch, we recognise the importance of thinking ahead and planning for the future. For example, when viewing and researching a property on your behalf, we can investigate any obstacles you might face in securing planning permission.
If you have any questions about what to expect from specialist property search agents, get in touch with County Homesearch today on email or call 0333 939 8300.